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Relating to, or suffering from, amblyopia.


Relating to, or suffering from, amblyopia.


(am?ble-o'pe-a) [ ambly- + -opia]
Unilateral or bilateral decrease of best corrected vision in an otherwise healthy eye, commonly due to asymmetric refractive error or strabismus. amblyopic (-o'pik), adjective

crossed amblyopia

Amblyopia of one eye with hemianesthesia of the opposite side of the face. Synonym: amblyopia cruciata

amblyopia cruciata

Crossed amblyopia.

deprivation amblyopia

Amblyopia resulting from nonuse of the eye. It is usually secondary to an organic problem such as cataract or ptosis.

amblyopia ex anopsia

Amblyopia resulting from disuse. It usually occurs in one eye and is associated with convergent squint or very poor visual acuity.

refractive amblyopia

Unequal vision resulting from large refractive errors between the two eyes.

strabismic amblyopia

Amblyopia secondary to malalignment of the eyes. In this condition the brain suppresses the visual image from the deviating eye to prevent double vision. About 50% of childhood amblyopia is strabismic.

toxic amblyopia

Amblyopia due to the effects of alcohol, tobacco, lead, drugs, or other toxic substances.

uremic amblyopia

Amblyopia during a uremic attack.
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In the beginning she was a key promoter of teaching qualification for kindergartens for amblyopic children, educating kindergarten teachers in how to lead and protect amblyopic children, allowing them to learn and in the process to be appreciated by other kids.
17) In 2005, the PEDIG group published a study, conducted at 49 different clinical sites, of over 500 amblyopic children aged from seven to 17 and in whom amblyopic eye visual acuity ranged from 6/12 to 6/120.
The NEI is supporting a one-year follow-up study to determine the recurrence of amblyopic vision loss among the children who responded well to treatment, as well as many other clinical studies of amblyopia at eye centers nationwide.
However, they can be seen in situations where the patient does not regularly attend for eye examinations, or perhaps where the eye is amblyopic and cataract surgery has never been deemed beneficial.
d) Begin immediate full-time occlusion therapy of the amblyopic eye
There is no easy way to tell a patient that they have had a sinister occurrence (eg, central retinal vein occlusion, retinal detachment) or that their deeply amblyopic eye cannot recover vision at the age of 25 years.
For example, people with amblyopia may never have worn a full spectacle correction in their amblyopic eye, but as their disease progresses their amblyopic eye may become their better eye.
The interval used for monitoring acuity development in the PEDIG research studies was five weeks and if visual acuity in the amblyopic eye did not improve by at least one line (0.
Most patients can do the central measurements with ease unless they are amblyopic, when they can struggle with fixation on both measurements.
The researchers found that 15 minutes of rTMS therapy improved contrast sensitivity in patients' amblyopic eyes for a period of at least 30 minutes.